There are a lot of unusual love stories in Hollywood, and Bo Derek’s experience with her first husband is no exception to this rule. The fact that the younger lady fell completely in love with the much older guy was not the only thing that made things complicated.
When Bo first met John, he was still married to Linda Evans. John was a newcomer to the area. Bo was just 16 years old when John was 46 years old; nonetheless, five years later, Bo became John’s fourth wife and they had two children together. The couple remained together until John, who was 71 years old when he passed away in the year 1998.
Bo spoke about marrying someone who was already married when they met, saying that she thought it was what was best.
“When I was 17 and dating a guy who was 46 years old, I felt I understood all there was to know about life. It seemed reasonable at the time. I had such a strong crush on him. When I was 17, I had the impression that I understood all there was to know and was prepared to take on the world. It was a dream come true when I fell in love with this fascinating guy and moved to Europe.”
She was aware that she had caused pain to her husband’s ex-wife as a result of their affair, and she talked about how it felt for her to be the other woman during John’s affair, despite the fact that she was much in love with her husband.
It was during John’s direction of a film that Bo was appearing in that he first developed feelings for her. They were in an idyllic location, and it seemed like a fantasy for them to fall in love, but there was another person to think of.
Bo was aware of John and Linda Evans’s connection at the time, while John was still legally married to Linda. She said the following while discussing how she felt that she was intruding on their relationship:
“Being part of breaking up a marriage is a horrible thing, and I still can’t believe I was part of it. I will never be able to forgive myself since she (Linda) is such a wonderful human being.”
In addition, Bo said that when she requested Linda to participate in the documentary that she was making about her life, she was surprised to hear that she answered yes. Bo expressed her appreciation for Linda’s graciousness and said that she was kind to her despite the fact that Bo did not comprehend the reason for Linda’s behavior.
On the other side, Linda related some of her own experiences about the matter. She admitted to her friend that she had stopped working while she was seeing John, and when they ended their relationship, she contacted her agency to urge him to help her find employment again.
After that, she started working on “Dynasty,” which ultimately turned out to be one of the most important roles of her career. The celebrity then went on to discuss what she believed to be the key to sustained happiness.
“The greatest revenge is happiness. The tides of my life began to change. I wed his lovely playboy, who, my God, said that he had waited all his life for someone like me, and that he was going to be loyal from this point on.”
Her husband Stan Herman, to whom she was married from 1975 to 1979, was the handsome playboy she was talking to in this passage. Herman broke his commitments and cheated on his wife, which led to the breakup of their marriage.
While Bo and John remained together for the duration of John’s life, Bo went on with her life after the passing of her spouse. Only four months after the end of her first husband, John, she married her second spouse.
When Bo and John Corbett first crossed paths in 2002, it was only a few months before the release of John’s film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” Oscar was aware that he needed to take action when he disclosed to his close friend and fellow agent Norby Walters that he would not be bringing a date to the Oscar party that Walters was hosting.
Corbett shared his thoughts about the time he spent with a woman he met via a friend who played the role of matchmaker for him, saying:
“I said, ‘I’m not dating anyone,’ and he said, ‘I’ll get you a date, Corbett!’ And he introduced Bo and I to each other.”
Since Bo’s husband passed away, she had not dated anybody and had told her friends that she would wait until she felt “sparks flying” with someone before dating again. When she first met Corbett, she experienced the long-awaited spark for which she had been looking.
Bo said that they both felt an immediate attraction to one another, and that’s how they knew their relationship was destined to work out. In addition to this, though, there was a sense of ease that they both experienced when they were in each other’s company.
When Bo was talking about the things that she liked most about her now-husband, she didn’t hold back on the praises. She went on and on:
“He never fails to make me smile and laugh. He exudes vitality and happiness in equal measure. I found that I was drawn to him, and that feeling hasn’t gone away. We try to tackle everything one day at a time, and I believe we are getting closer.”
The couple has been together for many wonderful years, but during the most of their relationship, they have kept a low profile. Since the conclusion of their respective careers a few years ago, they have spent the most of their lives away from the scrutiny of the public.
They had been roommates for the last two decades, but up until the year 2020, they had never made a commitment to one another that would endure the rest of their lives. When questioned why they had taken that choice, Bo said that they didn’t believe it was necessary to do so at the time.
She added that if they had been younger and wanted to create a family together, they may have gotten married, but at the end, they came to the conclusion that they did not need marriage in order for their relationship to be happy and fulfilling.
However, a lot of years after that remark was made, the couple reached the conclusion that it was time for them to be married. During the quarantine period caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bo and Corbett came to the conclusion that they should be married and make the most of the year 2020.
They discussed how in their opinion, the year 2020 should not be remembered as a year that nobody wishes they had lived through. They wanted the year 2020 to be remembered for something positive, and they decided to be married.
Late in the year 2020, the couple tied the knot in private. Everyone in their inner circle, including their family and friends, was aware of the situation, but the news did not become public until mid-2021, when Corbett discussed it on “The Talk,” saying:
“We’re pretty private people; we didn’t make an announcement, all our friends and family knew, but this is the first time either one of us has said anything publicly about it because really we haven’t had an opportunity,” she said. “We’re not married yet, but we plan to get married in the near future.”
Even though Bo had a difficult first experience with marriage, and even though the pair did not get married until over 20 years into their relationship, the couple is now living in marital happiness despite the fact that Bo had a difficult first experience with marriage.